The Fall of Koli by M.R. Carey

I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour today for the last book in the Rampart trilogy by M.R. Carey. Many thanks to Tracy Fenton for my blog tour invite and arranging a review copy of the book.

M. R. Carey’s Rampart Trilogy is ‘an epic post-apocalyptic fable’ (Kirkus), set in a future where nature has turned against us. Now, in the breathtaking final chapter, the world that was lost comes back to haunt those who survived – as Koli’s journey comes to its astonishing close

And so the Rampart trilogy comes to its conclusion and what an epic ending it is to what has been a gripping and brilliantly innovative series. M.R. Carey is a wonderful storyteller, creating a plausible vision of a post apocalyptic world and one of the most memorable characters I have ever discovered in a book. This is a coming of age story with a difference and travelling alongside Koli on his journey of self discovery felt as dangerous for me as it was for him! It was a heart pounding and thrilling read that traversed the three books with an engaging protagonist and a plot that just kept on giving.

If you’ve not read any of the series before then obviously you need to start at the beginning and not at book three! Koli has had so much to deal with since the first book that readers need to know his backstory before attempting to understand The Fall of Koli. And what an ending it is to his journey as he ends up going full circle but not in the way I had expected. He hints within the first few pages that there is something that he is hiding from us-a secret he isn’t prepared to divulge until he truly has to-and what a shocking twist that proved to be. I obviously can’t go into any details as I don’t want to spoil things for anyone waiting to see how Koli’s story ends, but it really was well worth waiting for.

I have loved every step I took alongside Koli and am quite sad it’s now come to an end. M.R. Carey truly is “the author with all the gifts” and his books are definitely the literary gifts that keep on giving. If your a fan of fantasy/post-apocalyptic fiction and haven’t discovered his work already then I highly recommend you do. He’s a real favourite author for me and he never disappoints. The Rampart trilogy is very highly recommended by me!

M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is now a major motion picture based on his own screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on Lucifer, Hellblazer and X-Men. His creator-owned series The Unwritten appeared regularly in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, games, radio plays, and TV and movie screenplays to his credit.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.